Friday, February 28, 2014

Done and undone

Craft camp was awesome (of course)
It was chock-full of food, laughter and fun. There was a distinct lack of sleep that left me feeling a little bit zombied but it's a small price to pay.
The tally reads:

2 chubby birds 
3 Teeny teapots (lacking embroidery)
2 girl dolls (one lacking hair braid)
2 boy rabbits
1 fox dress
10 boy doll faces
4 hedgehogs (lacking noses)
1 giraffe

and yep, that would be my socked foot in that last photo.
All class Jodie, all class.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff

I am just about to skip out the door to a long weekend at sewjourn. (crafty haven).
I have twelve of these little people cut out.... that's 24 teeny cheeks, 24 teeny shoes and straps and 144 buttons ! Finishing is not going to happen, but I'll give them a good crack.
My plan is to make some of  these,
and a few of these
and a couple of little teapots as well.
I am also packing the felt for 5 of these fellows just in case(I like to have every avenue covered -imagine the horror of running out of things to do!)

Do you gauge time well? Do you know how long a project will take?
I am hopeless. Things I think I can knock up in an hour take half a day, projects that are almost finished have another month of tweaking. 
I am used to it, but it doesn't make it any less dementing.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


I was given a very polite hurry-up at work yesterday. It seems my lack of blogging has been noticed.
(Do you find it weird when your work life/craft life intersect?)
Not-blogging is usually for one of two big reasons.
1. Sick of the sound of my own voice. 
2. More ideas than time.

Of course there are lots of other things that get in the way of blogging, but they are usually fleeting.
Yes, I am a bit sick of the sound of my own voice. I have been blogging away here since 2007 and I sometimes wonder if I haven't already said every single version of "Hey -Look what I made"  I feel a bit blog-tired I guess. 

I am also full to bursting point with new things - so much so that I have a new list (you know I love a list) to help keep me on track. So many things that are at the point of final tweaking, but no time to tweak. The busyness is a good excuse to let the blogging slide a bit, to tell myself that sewing is a better use of my time than farting about on the computer.

Have a good one bloggy friends.
(I need to give myself a kick up my own backside don't I?)

Friday, February 7, 2014

Don't you wish....

Yesterday my mum visited and she picked up this little friend and raved about it.

as did Annie Flowergarden when she visited. 
Isn't it weird? I had almost fallen out of love with this one (Telling myself it is way too simple)
I  wish I could look at the stuff I make with someone else's eyes. 
It got me thinking, we need a pact, you and I. 
The day is going to come (it might have already happened) when I show you something so ridiculous or so butt-ugly that you can't believe I blogged it.
When that day comes just lean in close in the comment box and let me know won't you ? Suggest I need a rest, or the world is not quite ready for that design or just front-up and tell me it is fugly...however you want to phrase it is fine.
I mean for gods sake , this thing doesn't even have limbs!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Trying not to blog about the weather

I have started writing the pattern for the little wooden friends.

I bought the most awesome button shaped tins

Winterwood have new felt colours for 2014. I wish you could see them in real life, that dark one is the most beautiful dark teal.....
I made a warren of bunnies

And I almost made a real-life-sized garment that actually fits me.

( OK so that was 2 weeks ago and it still doesn't have a neckband but you know, now that I know its possible, I have lost all interest.)